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Inoguchi & Fujii (2009a): study JP 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Inoguchi, T.; Fujii, S.
Title:
The Quality of Life in Japan.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 227 - 262

Investigation

Public:
20-69 aged, general public, Japan, 2006
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 1003
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
5  very happy
4  pretty happy
3  neither happy, not unhappy
2  not too happy
1  very unhappy
-   Don't know
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
247
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 4.8%,   3: 34.6%,   4: 44.3%,   5: 15.4%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.68 6.37
SD:
0.82 1.57
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days?
4  often
3  sometimes
2  rarely
1  never
-  don't know
Classification:
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Enjoyment
Page in publication:
247
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.2%,   2: 19.2%,   3: 59.5%,   4: 19.6%   (total 99.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.98
SD:
0.66
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life?
4  a great deal
3  some
2  very little
1  none
-  don't know
Classification:
C-W-u-sq-v-4-c
Author's label:
Accomplishment
Page in publication:
247
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.2%,   2: 29.3%,   3: 59.3%,   4: 6.3%   (total 98.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.70
SD:
0.64
Full text:
Selfreport on 3 questions:

A  All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
    5  very happy
    4  pretty happy
    3  neither happy, not unhappy
    2  not too happy
    1  very unhappy

B  How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days?
    4  often
    3  sometimes
    2  rarely
    1  never

C  How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life?
    4  a great deal
    3  some
    2  very little
    1  none

Computation not reported: 0  to 6
Classification:
M-ACO---mq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Overall life quality
Page in publication:
246
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.7%,   2: 10.9%,   3: 14.4%,   4: 23.3%,   5: 29.8%,   6: 15.6%,   7: 3.4%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.27 5.45
SD:
1.41 2.34

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding correlation between happiness and enjoyment O-HL by M-FH correlation between happiness and achievement O-HL by C-W Correlation between enjoyment and achievement C-W by M-FH